William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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The O'Rahilly

Rating: 3.9
SING of the O'Rahilly,
Do not deny his right;
Sing a 'the' before his name;
Allow that he, despite
All those learned historians,
Established it for good;
He wrote out that word himself,
He christened himself with blood.
How goes the weather?
Sing of the O'Rahilly
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Val Andrews 10 August 2018
Is Yeats being cynical and degrading of a blood sacrifice? Perhaps he knows 'craven'. Sure it seemed like a futile act to charge a machine gun post. That is why he is called The O Rathallaigh. Would the English have listened if we sent flowers and chocolates. Yeats reflects his rich upbringing, me thinks.
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